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There is nothing like a day of boating out in the open air. The misty breeze hitting your face. The sun shining, and the waves gently crashing against the side of the boat, give you a gentle rhythm to your day. While this picturesque moment is already so sweet, we know that sometimes you need more than just some sunshine and a lovely boat. So, here are our favorite boating essentials that will help take every trip to the next level.

  • Captain & First Mate Hats

    How sweet are these matching Captain and First Mate hats. Perfect for a couple or a parent and kid, you’ll have a blast playing the parts while looking ready for whatever the water brings you.

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  • Sim Story Boat Trash Bag

    Stay tidy with this boating trash bag that features a mesh lining to keep air flowing and the bag in place. No one wants to leave trash behind in the water, so this easy empty design makes it the safest choice and allows for easy cleaning and storage.

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  • Slim-Fit Cooler

    This slim design lets you make the most of the space on your boat an keeps drinks and snacks cold all day long.

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  • Compact First Aid Kit

    Accidents happen. The best we can do is be prepared with this first aid kit that is small but mighty! It’s slim design holds 274 pieces from band aids to scissors to a mini flashlight.

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  • Ponytail Bucket Hat

    Bucket hats have been all the rage the last several months and this one is the perfect addition to your boating wardrobe. Available in 13 color combos, this two pack also features a slot for your ponytail to fit in so you’re completely comfortable and well protected.

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  • ZOOMBROS Towable Tubes for Boating For 2

    Make everyone’s day with the most fun part of boating: tubing! Ride in style with this black and red design. Be the most safe with this ergonomic backrest that work to prevent anyone being thrown off.

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  • Beer Preserver Life Jackets

    Safety first! Since you probably already have life jackets for yourself and your family, we figure this was a great opportunity to make sure you had some essentials for your drinks. AKA these beer preserver life jacket koozies. Not only are these adorable, but they’re a perfect nod to one of your favorite activities.

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  • Captain & First Mate Liquor Set

    And because we’re in such good spirits (yes, pun intended) we’ve found the perfect shot glasses! This Captain and First Mate shot glass set would make the perfect gift for the boating lover in your life.

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  • Coleman Cooler

    Need more space for your drinks? No worries, we’ve got you’ve covered. This one from Coleman is 100 quarts, fits 160 cans, keeps things cold for up to 5 days, AND works as a seat for up to 250 pounds! How great is that?!

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  • Rowboat Serving Bowl & Napkin Holder

    It may seem like a strange item, but we’re feeling this theme! You’ll feel so chic serving some fruit while out on the water in this super cute rowboat serving tray. Our favorite part is that the sail of the boat holds the napkins!

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  • Bluetooth Speaker

    And of course, you need to be able to listen to music. This JBL Bluetooth speaker is one of the best out there. It has great sound quality and has up to 20 hours of battery life so you should be set for all day fun!

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